|Virginia Senate District 10|
|1998 - Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|Place of birth||Petersburg, VA|
Watkins attended and received a B.S. in Horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Watkins served in the military from 1970 to 1971 and in the House of Delegates from 1982-98. Watkins has worked as a manager for Watkins Land, LLC.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Watkins served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
- Commerce and Labor Committee, Chairman
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Watkins served on the following committees:
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
|Virginia State Senate, District 10 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||John Watkins Incumbent||56.6%||18,496|
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007
Watkins raised $243,007 for his campaign.
|Virginia State Senate, District 10 (2007)|
|John Watkins (R)||33,801||96.87%|
In 2011, Watkins received $316,210 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Watkins's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association||$15,990|
|Virginia Association Of Realtors||$13,690|
|American Electric Power||$10,000|
|Virginia Senate Republican Caucas||$9,140|
|Total Raised in 2011||$316,210|
|Total Votes received in 2011||18,496|
|Cost of each vote received||$17.1|
Listed below are Watkins' top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
|Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources)||$11,500|
|Republican Main Street Partnership||$5,000|
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association||$4,500|
|Virginia Bankers Association||$4,000|
Watkins was born in Petersburg, Virginia on March 1, 1947.
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- Sen. Watkins's website
- Biography from the Virginia Legislature
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions:1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
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